Job Opening

Posting Title: Programme Officer (Crime Statistics), NOC
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: SEOUL
Posting Period: 31 October 2022 - 29 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Programme Management-UNODC-194173-R-Seoul (N)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Sorry, this job opening is no longer available.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the UNODC Programme Office in the Republic of Korea (POKOR) -KOSTAT Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Statistics on Crime and Criminal Justice with duty station in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will work under the general guidance of the UNODC regional Representative and the direct supervision of the Programme Officer (Illicit Drugs Researcher), both based in Bangkok (Thailand).

For more information on UNODC, please visit the website:


The Programme Officer has a coordination role for the Centre and will be responsible for managing all activities in the Centre’s workplan. Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:

Coordination and technical assistance activities:
• Contribute to supporting countries of the region gradually implementing the International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS).
• Provide substantive support to the development, management, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the CoE workplan, by improving statistical methodologies and technical capabilities in the production, collection, analysis and dissemination of crime and criminal justice data.
• Support the build-up of institutional and technical capacities to conduct Crime Victimization Surveys (CVS) and corruption surveys, including with regard to the use and dissemination of resulting data.
• Draft Terms of Reference (ToRs) for consultancies and other posts, meetings, workshops, etc. and plan and coordinate workshops, expert meetings and conferences on crime statistics and related topics.
• Promote the CoE in different fora and organize events to help countries reporting to global data collections initiatives on crime and criminal justice.
• Guide officials of countries in the region in producing and reporting on indicators of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the areas of crime and violence, illicit trafficking, access to justice, rule of law and corruption.
• Promote methodologically innovative research on new/emerging topics in the areas of crime and criminal justice.
• Develop a sustainable and focused programme of capacity-building (training, advisory services, peer-to-peer support, etc.) for countries in the region.
• Coordinate the development of training activities, including through e-learning platforms, on relevant crime-related topics and emerging issues, and identify relevant counterparts in target countries to implement training sessions.
• Under the guidance of the UNODC Regional Office, identify potential partners and donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identify opportunities for the creation and funding of new projects, and contribute to the overall office effort in resource mobilization. Draft and submit project proposals, as requested.
• Support the establishment of a Regional Advisory Group.

Administrative tasks:
• Support the management of the budget, finance, administration and procurement processes of the project, ensuring due respect and implementation of UNODC and UNDP rules and procedures.
• Contribute to project revisions, project and budget reports and other documents related to the project. Timely report to all partners on the progress in the implementation of the project.
• Supervise, monitor and organize the external communication of the project, including its website and publications, ensuring due alignment of the CoE external communication activity to the UNODC policy and management instructions.
• Perform other work-related duties, as required.


• Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the areas of statistics and criminal justice. Has understanding of the functions and organization of the work unit and of the organizational structure and respective roles of related units. Is able to work well with figures, undertake basic research and gather information from standard sources. Has demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


An advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in statistics, criminology, criminal justice, political sciences, international relations, public administration, social sciences or related field is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience at the national or international level in dealing with statistics, public policies and/or related capacity-building is required.

Work experience in the area of statistics (collection, analysis, standard setting) is desirable.

Work experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of capacity-building projects is desirable.

Work experience within the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency based interview.

Special Notice

This is a project post. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

Education qualification exceeding the specified requirement of this job opening including university degrees and certificates shall not give rise to additional entitlements or benefits, or facilitate a move to the Professional category. The movement of staff members from the General Service and related categories to the Professional category in the United Nations Secretariat is exclusively allowed through the Young Professionals Programme competitive examinations. Only a few staff members pass the competitive examinations. Passing the competitive examinations does not guarantee movement to the Professional category. For further information, please visit

Candidates for the National Professional Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


Sorry, this job opening is no longer available.
Home | Privacy notice | Site map | Fraud alert | Contact Us
Copyright 2023 United Nations. All rights reserved